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Poster: skybandit Date: Mar 13, 2010 4:39am
Forum: feature_films Subject: PD question for Video-Cellar

I know it doesn't belong on Feature Films, but you never post under Animation. Several "Popeye" cartoons are on the site which may not be PD. Could you check them, please?

Let’s Sing with Popeye
Popeye In Goonland
Blow Me Down
I Wanna Be A Lifeguard
It’s the Natural Thing to Do
Popeye the Sailor with Poopdeck Pappy

Thanks a lot!

PS: LOVE your section here! KUTGW!

PPS: Been keeping up with the PD battle between King Features and the European Union over Popeye's status?


This post was modified by skybandit on 2010-03-13 12:32:03

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Mar 14, 2010 3:38am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD question for Video-Cellar

It looks like these ones were all properly renewed and are under copyright.
"Let’s Sing with Popeye" 1934 - Edited from "Popeye the Sailor" 1933 Renewed R272748 (20 March 1961)
Popeye In "Goonland" 1938 - Renewed R378448 (19 January 1966)
"Blow Me Down" 1933 - Renewed R272745 (20 March 1961)
"I Wanna Be A Lifeguard" 1936 - Renewed R330980 (30 January 1964)
"It’s the Natural Thing to Do" 1939 - Renewed R408961 (3 May 1967)
"Popeye the Sailor with Poopdeck Pappy" 1940 - Renewed R436907 (4 Jun 1968)

I haven't really been following the europe issue. It has been over a year since the original strips entered the PD there and I haven't seen any real court action happen yet. In Australia, the original comics have been PD for over 20 years and there hasn't been a single case bought up against anyone using the original Popeye images for T-shirts, cards, dvd covers and tattoos. There's not much they can do if people are avoiding using the trademark.

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Poster: skybandit Date: Mar 14, 2010 6:56am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD question for Video-Cellar

Thanks for the data, VC!